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Tesla Stock Plummets 5% After Elon Musk Smokes Weed on Podcast

Tesla Stock Plummets 5% After Elon Musk Smokes Weed on PodcastTesla shares fell as much as 10% in intraday trading



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'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wall

'Selfie death' as British woman plummets 30 metres from picturesque sea wallA British woman plunged to her death, along with her partner, while taking a selfie on a picturesque wall in Portugal, according to local authorities. Perth man Michael Kearns, 33, Louise Benson, 37, his British partner, fell 30 metres off a beach wall and were found by shocked locals early on Tuesday morning. His mother confirmed to local media that she had been notified of his death in the early hours of the morning in Perth. She said the couple had left Australia in January on a holiday and had attended a friend’s wedding in Portugal in recent weeks. A mobile phone was found on the top of the wall overlooking the beach in the seaside town of Ericeira, where the bodies of the couple were found on Tuesday morning. Rui Pereira da Terra, the captain of the maritime authority in Cascais, said the two victims appeared to have lost their balance while taking a photograph overlooking Fishermen’s Beach. Louise Benson fell to her death “Everything seems to indicate that the fall happened when they were probably trying to take a selfie,” he said. "As we found a mobile phone on the wall, our theory is that they were taking a selfie, but they dropped the phone and leaned to grab it and fell," Mr Pereira da Terra told the Portuguese Lusa news agency. Locals have said the wall is dangerous, and have asked for something to be done about it. Pedro Fernandes Tomas wrote on Facebook: "With the fall of a couple of tourists from the cliff of fishermen's beach in ericeira (30 meters high) it is urgent to rethink the security of that area. The locals know about the danger there, low wall and no protection net. "With the growing influx of tourists there are measures that need to be taken, from the case I have already mentioned, but also at the level of regulation and effective monitoring of the numerous economic activities operating in the tourism sector. " The fishing village Ericeira Credit: Martin Zwick/REDA&CO/UIG via Getty Images Susana Esmareldo agreed, writing: "I agree with you Pedro. I've always thought there's a protection net missing, because the wall is low. I hope that action will be taken in the resolution of a protection policy." Ericeira is a popular tourist town around 25 miles northwest of Lisbon. The accident is believed to have occurred between 1.00am and 6.00pm. The bodies were reportedly found by a council beach cleaner, who alerted the authorities at 6.30am. The police inspected the scene and quickly ruled out any suspicions of foul play, Mr Pereira da Terra said. The bodies were taken to the Institute of Legal Medicine in Torres Vedras Photographs of the accident scene showed two bodies covered in white sheets on the sand close together at the foot of the wall near a sign warning of the possibility of loose stones falling onto the beach.   The Foreign Office confirmed the woman involved in the tragic accident was British, and told The Telegraph: "We are in touch with local authorities following the death of a British woman in Portugal and are providing support to her family’." Friend, John Keogh, paid tribute to Louise Benson on Facebook: "It can be such a cruel world we live in. RIP Louise Benson yet again another great soul took away (sic) from us far too early. My condolences to all the family and loved ones." Liz Catchpole wrote: "No words can describe what we have lost. Louise Benson you had a passion for life. I will never forget you rocking up to The Adventure Club to do your DMT.. A quiet, not for long tho, Bristol girl who just loved life. Your smile infectious, your laugh amazing, your friendship invaluable … in shock and speechless, you will be missed and I will miss you so much."    



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GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 Elections

GOP Spending Against Obamacare Plummets In 2018 ElectionsWASHINGTON ― Since the Affordable Care Act's passage in 2010, repealing



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Chinese Space Station, Adrift For Years, Plummets To Earth

Chinese Space Station, Adrift For Years, Plummets To EarthA Chinese space station re-entered the Earth's atmosphere on Sunday, more than



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Poll: Trump's approval rating plummets to all-time low

Poll: Trump's approval rating plummets to all-time lowA new poll reveals President Trump's approval rating has plummeted to a record-breaking low.



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Flight crew accused of 'screaming' as plane plummets 20,000 feet in minutes

Flight crew accused of 'screaming' as plane plummets 20,000 feet in minutesA scary moment up in the air turned even more horrific as passengers aboard a plummeting plane claimed the flight crew started freaking out. AirAsia flight QZ535 left from Perth, Australia Sunday  and headed to Bali, Indonesia. However,  shortly after takeoff the plane dropped almost 23,800 feet in nine minutes, according to the Associated Press. SEE ALSO: Scared of flying? For the love of God, don't watch this video. The pressurization issue in the cabin prompted oxygen masks to drop from the ceiling amid emergency announcements from the crew, which were apparently far from calm. One passenger, Clare Askew, said that, "The panic was escalated because of the behavior of staff who were screaming, looked tearful and shocked." Another passenger told news outlets, "They went hysterical. There was no real panic before that. Then everyone panicked." Videos posted to social media showed the chaos. An aviation expert says AirAsia should not be allowed to fly in and out of Australia until it meets safety standards. @DamoNews #9News pic.twitter.com/q7MTxylzRt — Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) October 16, 2017 Adding to the onboard confusion were emergency announcements coming in in different languages — so not all passengers were clear on what was going on.  12) What happened on board the #QZ535 is what Airbus had warned about in a note published in 2007, that the overall aviation industry does not provide sufficient training to flight crew and cabin crew for cabin decompression awareness — CaptRahmat (@CaptRahmat) October 16, 2017 The airline has apologized for the incident that shook the 145 passengers on board. A mechanical issue apparently caused the cabin to depressurize and forced pilots to descend. The flight is under investigation. One passenger desperately messaged her family thinking the flight was doomed, Australian outlet
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Donald Trump's approval rating plummets to record low in latest opinion poll

Donald Trump's approval rating plummets to record low in latest opinion pollDonald Trump’s approval rating has fallen to a record low, according to a new opinion poll. Conducted by Quinnipiac University, the survey found just 34 per cent of US citizens approve of their leader, while 57 per cent disapprove. It also found that 68 per cent of respondents believe Mr Trump is “not level-headed”.



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